I came across this issue recently while trying to install the latest version of Adobe Reader X (10.1). Once Adobe Reader X was installed, I was unable to view embedded PDF documents in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 x64. I did a little research and found out that Adobe Reader is 32-bit only, so you are supposed to use Internet Explorer 8 32-bit. No problem. I switched over, but to my avail, I was still unable to view embedded PDF documents. A little red x would show up in their place, meaning the Active X plugin had failed.
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Windows 7 contains a lot of little differences from what you might be used to in earlier versions of Windows (2000, XP, Vista). For new computer users, this is not an issue, but for those of us who have been using computers for years, they can quickly become annoying.
The latest I’ve come across is how when browsing a directory in Windows Explorer in Windows 7, if you start typing it actually activates and starts searching the directory (and sub-directories) for what you are typing. This is a pretty cool feature, but doing development, I usually know what file I’m looking for, and want to select the file while typing, not search. It is easy to change this behavior, while still leaving the search option easily accessible by using the keyboard shortcut ctrl+f.
Web publishers are constantly looking to increase traffic, usability, and interaction with their sites. The new Facebook Connect allows for Facebook users to simply click a button to be able to comment on a site, or interact with the site. This sounds like a great idea up front. Take an extremely popular social network with millions of users and hook that into your site and the possibilities are endless.
Publishers need to be careful though. While the thought of adding millions of users to a site may seem good, there is a major downside to Facebook Connect that a local user system does not have. Anonymity. » Read more: Publishers be Careful with Facebook Connect